Thursday, June 24, 2010
Thinking of Charleston
Historic Charleston, South Carolina is a beautiful place. Colorful houses, luscious gardens, shopping, dining, a fun place to go. When I saw these new Hero stamps I thought immediately of Charleston. They have one street in particular called Rainbow Row, where all the houses are painted in beautiful colors and that is what I had in mind when I made this card.
Took a little liberty with the fence because most of the fences there are black wrought iron but I wanted a white picket fence for my homes.
The houses were created by stamping and embossing them on watercolor paper and coloring with copic markers, and then cut them out.
The card base is also watercolor paper and the background was created by spritzing the card with water and inking the cloud stamp with distress ink, spritzing the inked stamp and stamping. Dry using heat tool.
The bottom was created in the same way using the Earth flowers stamp. Also used the top edges of the Garden Bouquet stamp to add to the background.
Punched the fence using a Martha Stewart punch and cut and stamped another strip of the watercolor paper to add to the bottom of the fence.
The flower pots are watercolor paper colored with copics and cut in the shape of a pot. Colored strips of paper green for the stems. Punched the flowers and colored with copics.
Two of the houses are mounted flat to the page but the center one has foam tape behind it for dimension.
I wanted the fence to appear curved so I mounted it flat at the sides of the card and then used one layer of foam tape next to that and then a double layer in the middle. The photo doesn't show as much curve as you can see on the actual card.
Charleston is about 4 hours to the south of us and like the rest of the south, I bet is very hot there today. So my little row of houses is as close as I will get for a while.
Hope you are staying cool!!
And Thanks so much for coming by, I appreciate your visits.